Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
2019 SPRING CONFERENCE
 
Friday March 22nd
Saturday March 23rd
 
The Columbian Room (Wexford)
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Featuring
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
Ray Jones, PhD
Ray Jones, PhD
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
 
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD, is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist, one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Blaine is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook. He also co-authored “Genetics for Genealogy” with Judy Russell in 2018’s Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) (Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor).

Blaine is or has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. Blaine is a graduate of ProGen Study Group 21, a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees, and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
 
Presented by Ray Jones, PhD
Fundamentals of Genetic Genealogy
 
Presented by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
 
 
FRIDAY EVENING
Presented by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
The Helen Marley Story
 
 
SATURDAY MORNING & AFTERNOON
Presented by Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
  1. Working with Testing Company Results
  2. Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
  3. Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
  4. Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA
 
 
 



Email us at Conference@NorthHillsGenealogists.org
Ray Jones, PhD
 
 
Ray Jones, PhD, is a management professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.  His research and teaching focuses on ethics and leadership in organizations, with a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility.  This fits with his deep personal interest in family history research and the privacy and stewardship issues associated with genetic genealogy.

Ray teaches an introductory genetic genealogy course at various venues in Western Pennsylvania and is the leader of North Hills Genealogists’ DNA Special Interest Group.   
 
SCHEDULE
FRIDAY:    
1:00 Registration
1:30
Fundamentals of Genetic Genealogy
 
Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
Ray Jones, PhD.
 
 
 
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
 
5:00 - 6:00
Dinner with Lenten-friendly Option (optional) 
 
 
6:00 Registration
6:30 - 8:30
The Helen Marley Story Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
     
SATURDAY:    
8:00 - 8:45 Registration (coffee & tea)  
8:45 Opening Remarks  
Morning Sessions Working with Testing Company Results Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
  Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries Blaine Bettiner, PhD, JD
Lunch & Door Prizes    
Afternoon Sessions Using GEDmatch and DNAPainter to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA Blaine Bettiner, PhD, JD
  Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA Blaine Bettiner, PhD, JD
 
COSTS
  NHG Member Non-Member
Full 2-Day package:    
Until Feb 19: (Does not include Friday Buffet Dinner)
$95
 
$105
 
After Feb 19: (Does not include Friday Buffet Dinner)
$105
 
$115
 
A la Carte:    
Saturday all-day lectures, with buffet lunch (until Feb 19) $55 $65
Saturday all-day lectures, with buffet lunch (after Feb 19) $65 $75
Friday Afternoon lectures $30 $30
Friday Buffet Dinner $20 $20
Friday Evening lecture $20 $20
 
 
DIRECTIONS to The Columbian Room (Wexford)
250 Swinderman Road, Wexford, PA  15090
COLUMBIAN ROOM          DETAILED DIRECTIONS       MAP
I79 to Rt 910 East (Wexford), to Rt 19 North; or Rt 19 North past Rt 910 intersection. Turn toward Sheetz/Giant Eagle at next light, then immediate left onto Swinderman Road.
 
HOTEL
The Hampton Inn (Wexford-Sewickley, 412-528-1901) and EconoLodge (Wexford, 724-935-1000) are each 10 minutes from the conference location.  Home2Suites (McCandless, 412-630-8400) and Fairfield Suites by Marriott are 15 minutes from the conference, with rooms in the $130 range.  There are numerous hotel properties in Cranberry Township, close to the I76 Turnpike exit at I-79, 10 minutes north of the conference.
 
DOOR PRIZES
There will be a number of door prizes awarded during drawings at the lunchtime break.